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Offline BirminghamOwl

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How to get to the front exhaust pipe fixings
« on: 20 September, 2016, 04:00:44 PM »
I have had problems with vibration on my mkI for a long time and the one thing that was suggested on here was a misalignment of the exhaust where it fixes under the engine. Sure enough, on one side the bolt is further forward than the other but  once loosened I can't move this at all. I assume I need to loosen the bolts where it comes out of the cylinder head then adjust everything. How much stuff needs to be removed in order to get to those bolts (eg radiator) and is it a big job?

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Re: How to get to the front exhaust pipe fixings
« Reply #2 on: 23 September, 2016, 12:18:37 PM »
Thanks Richard.

However, the picture for removing the exhaust pipe joint nuts seems to show the radiator in place and there is no real access to the nuts other than the outside most ones.

Am I missing something or should I be able to do it with the rad in place?

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Re: How to get to the front exhaust pipe fixings
« Reply #3 on: 12 October, 2016, 10:59:39 PM »
I have mine stripped down just now, front end off completely and have had a look at this. I think that with a reasonable socket set you should be able to remove the exhaust without taking anything else off (it will be tight but doable). I would think that replacing them might be a bit harder with the fitting of new gaskets etc. Once I get my wheels and forks back on I will be stripping the exhaust out as well. let me know how you got on if you decide to do it as I will be doing mine over the winter period and might take a while to get round to it.

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Re: How to get to the front exhaust pipe fixings
« Reply #4 on: 14 October, 2016, 05:06:01 PM »
I'm not confident/competent enough to do anything major ;-)

Whilst perusing another topic on here I saw this video which  goes to show it can be removed in place even if he does not show how to do it (he does refit it though).


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Re: How to get to the front exhaust pipe fixings
« Reply #5 on: 14 October, 2016, 05:12:18 PM »
Actually, I spoke too soon. Same guy
about 34 mins in

I wish I could speak German.

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Re: How to get to the front exhaust pipe fixings
« Reply #6 on: 14 October, 2016, 08:22:45 PM »
Thanks for that, they are very informative video's, I am sure I will be referring to them quite a lot over the next few months.
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